Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Why do it?

PMR is a deep relaxation technique and can help you to relax both your muscles and your mind.

How do you do it?

  • Start with 3 deep breaths – inhale through the nose and out through the mouth.
  • As you exhale, imagine the tension leaving your body.
  • Working from your feet up, tense a group of muscles for 10 seconds then suddenly let them relax. Take a few seconds to note how the muscles feel when they’re relaxed.
  • Move around your body working from your feet to your shoulders.
  • Remember to keep your breath deep and rhythmical while you do the exercises.

Why not have a go? Give yourself a 15 minute break, find a quiet space where you can feel comfortable, and follow our steps above. If you’d prefer someone talking you through the technique, pop this helpful video on.

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